Inter’s owners Suning have no intention of abandoning the club’s new stadium project, according to an Italian media report today.

As per Corriere della Sera’s print edition, Suning’s intention is to continue the project alongside AC Milan and complete the project as soon as possible.

Milan mayor Giuseppe Sala hit out at Inter’s ownership yesterday, saying he could not sanction any further progresss on the San Siro project until the Nerazzurri ‘clarified’ their ownership situation.

Suning hit back promptly with an angry statement of their own, and the reason they responded is because they believe they have always provided utmost transparency and have never explicitly come out and said they want to sell the club – in fact they want to stay in charge beyond this season.

While it is true that they are looking for financing or a new minority shareholder, it changes nothing as far as the new stadium project is concerned.

American funds interested in potential investment in Inter in fact consider the new stadium project, which includes the renovation of the San Siro district, to be strategically advantageous.

It would be an added value for their investment and the statement yesterday can be read in the sense that there has been no step backwards on the stadium front.

Moreover, further irritation comes from the fact that the go-ahead was expected to be given in the early part of this year, and this has still not arrived.

As far as Inter are concerned, there is no deadline for the stadium and it is down to the Milan city council to speed up the process that has ultimately dragged on for too long.